That is one of the most significant injuries that any athlete can suffer. It knocks out one of the league’s most exciting young rushers out for the year, and lowers the ceiling for the Rams, who hope to compete for a Super Bowl this fall.
Akers came on very strong late in his rookie season. In 13 games, with five starts, rushing for 625 yards and two touchdowns, and adding 123 yards and a score through the air. In two playoff games, he had 272 total yards and ran for two scores.
It is early, but according to Adam Schefter, the team isn’t looking to make a big splash at the position with Akers out. Darrell Henderson, who started 11 games for the team last year, finished one yard behind Akers last season, and had six touchdowns from scrimmage. He missed the end of the season with a high ankle sprain, but has been a productive player overall.
Rams don't have any immediate plans to pursue a free-agent running back. They believe in Darrell Henderson, like last year's undrafted free agent RB Xavier Jones and also drafted RB Jake Funk in the seventh round this year. For now, they're standing pat, but could revisit later. https://t.co/kkIVXrySFq
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 20, 2021
Hopefully Cam Akers has a quick recovery, and we see him back with the Los Angeles Rams soon enough.